Let This Quote from Oprah Winfrey Guide You Towards Greatness

Adrian S. Potter
5 min readFeb 6, 2022

These words = a protocol for success (The Secondhand Inspiration Project)

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The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

Oprah Winfrey has become, for many, a source of inspiration and hope. Her drive guided her to overcome an unstable home life as a youth. Her trademark empathy and benevolence helped her become a role model, especially for African Americans and women.

She became a billionaire and donated millions to charity in the process. She etched out an acting career and a long run as a talk show host despite not having the “typical” Hollywood and media look.

Along the way, this woman who endured abuse and poverty as a kid has doled out countless gems on how to follow in her generous and graceful footsteps. Oprah’s positivity and ambition seem downright infectious — so let’s catch it. Below is my favorite Oprah quote -

Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you, too, will keep encountering challenges. It is a blessing to be able to survive them, to be able to keep putting one foot in front of the other — to be in a position to make



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com